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Advisory Committees

Creating Partnerships: Role of the Committees

The committees play an integral role in developing our career programs. We depend upon the committee members to share their best thinking about the skills and knowledge that students will need to succeed in today's job market.

The key goal for advisory committees is to better prepare students for today's jobs by promoting a greater cooperation between the educational environment and the private sector. The committees also ensure that the career programs are of high quality and the educational system is more responsive to the job market.

Advisory committee members have three major roles:

  • to advise,
  • to assist, and
  • to advocate for quality professional-technical education.

It is through these roles that advisory committees work with instructors and administrators to initiate activities, procedures, and methods that help strengthen our career programs.